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When We Jumped to Conclusions: The 10 Worst Predictions for 2009 When We Jumped to Conclusions: The 10 Worst Predictions for 2009

When We Jumped to Conclusions: The 10 Worst Predictions for 2009

by Patrick James
December 29, 2009

Prognostication is the halmark of punditry. Really, there are few better ways to garner media attention than with a bold, seemingly crazy prediction for geopolitical events. However, there is a tricky problem with bold, seemingly crazy predictions: They're often totally wrong-sometimes humorously so. For evidence of that, check out Foreign Policy's 10 Worst Predictions of 2009, which includes everything from the panic over swine flu to the idea that the global economic donwturn would beget a total economic collapse of apocalyptic proportions.
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